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May 2019
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Monday May 27, 2019 (5/27/2019)
Method: Last Monday of May on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

A bank holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom or a colloquialism for public holiday in Ireland. There is no automatic right to time off on these days, although the majority of the population is granted time off work or extra pay for working on these days, depending on their contract.[1] The first official bank holidays were the four days named in the Bank Holidays Act 1871, but today the term is colloquially (albeit incorrectly) used for public holidays which are not officially bank holidays, for example Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Prior to 1834, the Bank of England observed about thirty-three saints' days and religious festivals as holidays, but in 1834, this was reduced to just four: 1 May (May Day), 1 November (All Saints Day), Good Friday, and Christmas Day. In 1871, the first legislation relating to bank holidays was passed when Liberal politician and banker Sir John Lubbock introduced the Bank Holidays Act 1871, which specified the days in the table set out below.[2] The English people were so thankful that they called the first Bank Holidays St Lubbock's Days for a while.[3] Scotland was treated separately because of its separate traditions; for example, New Year is a more important holiday there.[citation needed]

August 2019
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Monday August 26, 2019 (8/26/2019)
Method: Last Monday of August on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
November 2019
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Tuesday November 5, 2019 (11/5/2019)
Method: November 5th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
December 2019
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Tuesday December 24, 2019 (12/24/2019)
Method: December 24th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Wednesday December 25, 2019 (12/25/2019)
Method: December 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Thursday December 26, 2019 (12/26/2019)
Method: December 26th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
April 2020
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Friday April 10, 2020 (4/10/2020)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Western)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Sunday April 12, 2020 (4/12/2020)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 13, 2020 (4/13/2020)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Western)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2020
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Friday May 1, 2020 (5/1/2020)
Method: May 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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